The father, mother and a close relative of an upper caste girl, who allegedly brutally murdered a Dalit boy, with whom the girl had eloped, were denied bail by the Madras High Court.
Rejecting their plea, vacation judge P Kalaiyarasan said that considering the possibility of the accused repeating similar offences and the fact that their release on bail will have its own impact on society, where there are divisions and caste clashes and the possibility of their tampering with the evidence, this court is of the view that it is not conducive to enlarge them on bail.
Kausalya, a major, belonging to the Thevar community, fell in love with Sankar, a Dalit. The duo eloped and began living in Udumalpet. The girl’s father Chinnasamy, mother Annalakshmi and three other relatives, who were hell bent on revenge, traced the couple to Udumalpet and brutally attacked them.
Court seeks records on 12-yr-old’s death
The Madras High Court has called for all the records, including the case diary (CD), relating to the death of a 12 year old boy under mysterious circumstances in January 2015.Justice R Mala gave the direction when the criminal original petition from R Selvi, the mother of deceased Saravanan, came up recently.According to Selvi, a widow and a flower-vendor, some persons entered into her house and threatened her son